A SELLER'S MARKET IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! LET US SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR TOP DOLLAR AND FAST!
on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 9:20pm.
DENVER COLORADO IS ONE OF THE TOP SELLER'S MARKETS IN THE NATION! IF YOU'VE EVER CONSIDERED SELLING YOUR HOUSE - NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO DO IT!
HERE ARE 6 MUST DO ITEMS TO SELL YOUR HOME!
1. Tackle The Obvious Repairs
If you’re going to list your home this summer, you now have about 30 days to tackle all the necessary and obvious repairs.Why is it so important to check these off your to-do list ahead of time?First and foremost,it’ll prevent potential buyers from being distracted as they tour your home. Instead of making a mental list of what needs to be fixed, they’ll be able to focus on your home’s positive qualities. You’ll also save time (and money) later by avoiding back-and-forth negotiations over minor repair issues. And doing the repairs yourself, ahead of time, saves you from having to foot the bill for the estimated, and often over-inflated, cost of repairs! (Your actual cost will almost always be less than a buyer’s post-inspection estimate).
2. Remove Your Clutter And Junk Now
Clutter eats equity and kills deals. Period. It’s time to declutter, freeing up more visual space in your home. Look at each item in your house, and decide to save it, store it, sell it, or chuck it. The concept that ‘less is more’ is at the heart of making a home sellable. Once you’ve gotten rid of what you’re not using, edit and organize the rest. Living space is an extremely precious commodity, and a little extra breathing room, along with a sense of expansiveness, makes your home feels luxurious, calming, and uplifting. And, as obvious as this seems, a buyer will naturally be drawn to, and pay more for, a home that feels bigger.
3. Depersonalize Your Home
I guarantee there is far too much of “you” in your house. It’s time to take down the collectibles, family heirlooms, school photos, and other highly personal mementos. Not that those items aren't great most everyone has a houseful, but now’s not their time in the spotlight. I recommend this, because when it comes to selling, you want a slate that’s blank enough to allow potential buyers to visualize themselves in the home, and to them, your memorabilia is just more stuff, so put it away for now!
4. Remove Anything Polarizing
When clearing out the house, remove any controversial elements – which translates primarily to anything religious or political. Many people have strong emotional reactions to these types of items. Don’t give your buyer a chance to prejudge your home because of your political or religious beliefs.
5. Pump Up the Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything, and a pretty face, err façade, will get buyers in the front door. Right now, you can get a jump on your curb appeal by taking advantage of the spring growing season. This is the time to plant grass and flowering plants. And don’t forget to trim up the trees and bushes. By sale day, your curb appeal will be in full bloom and ready for the stream of willing buyers. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s why curb appeal – the way your house looks from the street – is so critical.
6. Get A Reality Check
We all have an idea of what our house is worth, but those self-appraisals are not going to be objective. An educated seller makes smarter decisions. Give yourself a reality check with fast check with your Kenna Real Estate Broker. A quick survey of other homes in the area will be immensely helpful for helping you get to that perfect list price.
Getting a head start on the summer sale season by preparing your house (and yourself) gives you a significant leg up come list time.